Statutory Bodies and Committees

BSS Boards: Online Committee System

Background

BSS Boards is an online platform for managing Committee and Board papers, developed by Business Support Systems (BSS) with Computing Services. It was trialled by a small group of Committee Secretaries in June/July 2016 and is available from August 2016.

It should be used for all formal decision-making committees but can also be used by anyone with a University account. It is not intended to replace hard copies where these are still required, but will replace the Learning Materials Filestore and wikis (for committee papers) as it is more secure and more user-friendly.

Accessing BSS Boards

The web link to the system is https://solutions.bath.ac.uk/boards/home/SitePages/Home.aspx You will be also sent a web-link for any Boards/Committees of which you are a member/attendee/secretary (Board Administrator).

A list of committees which have already been set up can be found here If you are the secretary of one of these, but do not have access, please contact Karen Gleave

User Guides

Guidance for members/general users and separate notes for Administrators (Committee Secretaries) can be found in the system.

Demonstrations

Training for Committee Secretaries new to BSS Boards will be held on Tuesday 9 August at 3.30-5.00pm, Thursday 25 August at 10.45-12.15pm,  Thursday 8 September 3.30-5.05pm, Tuesday 18 October at 2.00-3.30pm, Tuesday 1 November at 11.30-1.00pm and Friday 4 November at 10.30am-12pm.  If you would like to attend, or require a demonstration after these dates please contact Angela Pater, Head of Secretariat.

Queries and initial support

Send any queries to your Committee Secretary, or to Karen Gleave in the Secretariat who will respond or escalate the query to Computing Services.

User Group

A user group is being set up to meet to discuss issues and requests for further development of the system. If you are interested in joining, please contact Angela Pater

Equipment

If you are thinking of buying a tablet, please consult your Computing Services contact; full functionality and compatibility with BSS Boards is only available with Internet Explorer running on Windows. Reduced and limited functionality and compatibility is available with other browsers and operating systems.

Angela Pater

July 2016